SDxCentral’s DemoFriday™ presentations demonstrate working SDN/NFV/virtualization products to the SDxCentral community. These real-world examples from 2013 DemoFriday Library take SDN/NFV from the theoretical to the practical so you can improve your network and solve pressing business problems today.
Usually presented by the CTOs, software architects, and product managers who helped develop the products, DemoFridays help you understand SDN/NFV’s capabilities and limitations as well as how the emerging markets are developing.
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2013 DemoFriday Library
The future of an orchestrated network depends heavily on the collective infrastructure to share and act on data that normally exists in compute/storage/networking silos. If automation and DevOps are to eventually lead to less operationally complex environments and reduced costs, integrating heterogeneous infrastructure elements is an absolute must. Read More >
Brocade and Infinera show how multilayer provisioning using SDN enables services and bandwidth to be dynamically provisioned via a single screen across the router and transport layers to speed service delivery. Automated multilayer optimization analyzes network topology and traffic flows to seamlessly route traffic at the most effective and efficient layer of the network, saving both capital and operational costs. Read More >
In this presentation, Cisco and Glue Networks demonstrate Cisco onePK’s architecture and deployment models as Glue uses it to automate a process that is usually manual and often inaccurate. Glue Networks shows how they are using onePK for location-based discovery and security policy management for faster identification and response to tampering, and a streamlined process that dramatically reduces human error. Read More >
SDN WAN Demo with Cyan, Accedian, and Colt Shows Seamless Service Delivery and Management Across Domains
As deployments of carrier Ethernet-based services in the metro network grow in scale and scope, delivering services from end-to-end often involves crossing an MPLS core. This DemoFriday from Cyan, Accedian, and Colt highlights how network operators can leverage open, multi-layer SDN solutions to deliver services more efficiently across multiple technology domains. Read More >
Today’s data centers hinder the potential of the cloud. While compute management systems assign virtual machines within seconds, it takes hours or even days to reconfigure the network to deliver secure paths between new applications and end users. Read More >
The Cisco XNC is a Java application that operates on any Linux-based x86 server, such as those in the Cisco Unified Computing System. Designed to provide greater automation and orchestration of the network fabric, the XNC enables dynamic configuration of networks and services. In this DemoFriday™, Cisco engineers show how XNC provides IT managers a way to give applications control over the underlying network infrastructure. Read More >
Juniper and Cloudscaling Showcase Turnkey SDN Cloud Solution with Network Virtualization and Orchestration
Multi-tenant private and public elastic IaaS clouds are transforming how applications are developed, tested, and deployed. As next-generation, dynamic applications like web/mobile apps, SaaS/PaaS deployments, and Big Data implementations are built to auto-scale and self-heal in a hybrid cloud deployment, networks increasingly require elastic data center infrastructures that maintain compatibility with leading public clouds like Amazon Web Services (AWS). Read More >
SDN promises to bring OpEx-slaying automation to a networking world that far too often relies on crude automation, if any at all. To unlock the potential of automation, companies need to combine the software-centric framework of SDN with the programming discipline taking shape as the DevOps movement, a software development method that stresses communication, collaboration, and integration between software developers and IT professionals. Read More >
Cyan and Accedian recently teamed with other software and hardware partners to demonstrate a real-world SDN use case that enables end-to-end orchestration of cloud services from the enterprise to the data center, across the WAN. This DemoFriday™ showcases WAN provisioning, including open applications for service orchestration of data center resources as well as automated, end-to-end provisioning of 10GbE carrier Ethernet edge devices and packet-optical metro nodes. Read More >
In this installment of DemoFriday™, Arista network systems engineers Kulin Shah and Mickey Stewart demonstrate the building of a scalable data center firewall service based on a combination of Arista 7050 top-of-rack switches with Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls. Using DirectFlow, Arista’s controller-less OpenFlow, Shah and Stewart enable high-speed load balancing, highlighting the advantages of the programmable data plane enabled by Arista’s EOS operating system. Read More >
The promise of affordable optics in the data center is changing how we think about network architectures, making possible a new class of low-latency, high-bandwidth transport. In this installment of DemoFriday, Plexxi and Calient demonstrate how network architects can use real-time flow information to drive network optimization in hybrid packet-optical data centers. Read More >
In this installment of DemoFriday™, Plexxi and SolidFire show how they integrated their products to deliver an SDN storage solution that delivers the type of QoS guarantees required to truly monetize the cloud. SDN goes beyond theoretical discussions as Bernino Lind, COO of CloudSigma, joins the demo to discuss how his company is using the joint solution to gain a competitive advantage. Read More >
This spring Brocade announced its On-Demand Data Center strategy, which combines aspects of its physical and virtual networking solutions to create a more virtualized, open, and flexible network infrastructure. In this installment of DemoFriday™, Brocade highlights one of its SDN offerings that support the strategy and how it implements OpenFlow in hybrid port mode on its high-performance routing platforms. Read More >
Radware’s DefensePro DDoS protection was the first security-focused SDN application we saw that was shipping and deployable. In this installment of DemoFriday™, Lior Cohen and Ehud Doran of Radware demonstrate how SDN technology adaptively mitigates DDoS attacks. Read More >
This DemoFriday™ provides the chance to see real SDN in action, including breakthrough network automation, configuration, and control – as well as streamlined IT management with OpenStack integration. Join NEC Director Don Clark and Samrat Ganguly, NEC chief architect, ProgrammableFlow, as they demo. Read More >
Plexxi brings SDN principles to a shipping data center product. The demo showcases Plexxi’s optically connected switches built around a controller-based architecture. Boundary applies analytics against real-time network flow data to enable application performance management without the need for appliances or tap/span ports. More than 700 customers use Boundary’s network analytics to monitor every application flow, every second. The demo shows how Boundary discovers real-time application topology and monitors application throughput, latency, packet retransmits and other metrics on a per second basis. Read More >